Global Issues

Workable global accord on climate needed

The world’s governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following a relatively fruitless round of UN-sponsored.....


Banana firm Chiquita agrees deal with Cutrale and Safra

Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups have agreed a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.

Living / People


  • US Cuba Policy

    There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day force the Castros from power.

  • Brazil makes it hard to back key U.N. reforms

    Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the U.N. Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers. But they are not likely to succeed, and it’s partly their own fault.

  • US political pendulum swings to the right

    What our political pendulum tells us is that we the people are neither hard right nor hard left, if every now and then an exemplar of either wins favor long enough to remind us of this fact. What we are is a nation of sensible sorts, most of whom come home each day to rest where the pendulum do. May the victors, both Democrat and Republican, remember this fact and keep it close to their conscience.

Latam Media

Socialism rules OK


Americans Don’t Live in Information Cocoons

In this polarized age, have citizens retreated into information cocoons of like-minded media sources? A new Pew Research Center report found that the outlets people name as their main sources of.....

Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

Freedoms of the press and of expression in the Americas have seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, a leading advocacy group has said.

The travails of ALBA

The more successful of Latin America’s populists have become more pragmatic

DEA 'most interested' in U.S. investors in Canadian marijuana firms

U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they will not fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers - but it is a risky bet.


The Rebirth of Tijuana

Decades after rising from the coastal desert, Tijuana finally has something like a history. More important, it has emerged from its darkest days to return to its roots as that rare place within.....

Everyone’s a traveler

The phrase “Who let the cat out of the bag?” adapts well to the numbers released September in a report by the World Tourism Organization, and which claims that tourism world-wide continues to.....

The gentle side of Pasto

The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint.....

A permanent vacation

Ever take a holiday that you wished would never end?  Imagine if you went on vacation and loved it so much you never came back, or decided to move there a few years down the road.


Living With Schizophrenia: Coffee and Friends

I have a hard time making friends. Getting to trust people well enough to call them a friend takes a lot of work. It’s especially hard when you are.....

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

ACID REFLUX is an epidemic affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans. In addition to heartburn and indigestion, reflux symptoms may include.....

What’s Your Fitness Age?

You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age?

How Hospital Ships Could Help The Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak has become an international crisis that has caused raised security at airports, an influx of pop-up hospitals in Liberia and.....

Identity / Culture

Daring Fare, From the Amazon’s Mouth to Yours

To start things off right at Thiago Castanho’s laboratory of Amazonian culinary revelations, take a sip of his signature cocktail, which blends cachaça, made from sugarcane, and jambu, an herb with.....

US returns smuggled ancient artefacts to Peru

The US has returned about 20 ancient artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - to Peru.

Cuban athletes face hurdles on road to sporting glory

Looming down on Cuba's young athletes as they train at the Pan American Stadium on the outskirts of Havana is a billboard with an image of Che Guevara and his famous words "Hasta la victoria,.....

Top Gear crew 'chased by thousands and ordered out of country'

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he was thrown out of Argentina by state officials after being pelted with rocks.

Latam Entertainment

Shakira puts music career on hold to focus on ‘family and belly’

Colombia pop star Shakira said Monday that she put her career on hold for now as she is “dedicated to her family and.....

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged.....

Colombian Movie to Compete in Tokyo Film Festival

The Colombian movie “Los Hongos” (The Fungi) is to compete in the official section of the Tokyo International Film.....

Gustavo Cerati, a South Americam Star

Gustavo Cerati, the Argentine singer-songwriter who led Soda Stereo, one of the most popular and influential.....